Laketran and partner agencies continue to provide donations through Lake County Mobile Food Pantry

The Lake County Mobile Food Pantry will continue to provide free, fresh produce to Lake County seniors with weekly distributions at locations across Lake County.

Laketran announced new distribution dates from October 2023 through September 2024 with the Lake County Mobile Food Pantry alternating locations between Lake Erie Church in Madison, New Hope Baptist Church in Painesville, Wickliffe Senior Center and the Laketran Mentor Park-n-Ride.

Lake County seniors, 60 years and older, may register for one pick-up per month. Participants must certify annual gross household income is at or below $29,160 for a household of one and $39,440 for a household of two. Pre-registration is required for the 100 spots available each week.

Distributions are Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the following locations:

Lake Erie Church, 2300 Hubbard Road: October 3, November 7, December 5, January 2, February 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3

New Hope Baptist Church, 428 West Jackson Street: October 10, November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11,  July 9, August 13 (at Lake County Fairgrounds), September 10

Wickliffe Senior Center, 900 Worden Road:  October 17, November 21, December 19, January 16, February 20, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17

Laketran Mentor Park-n-Ride, 8650 Market St: October 31, November 28, January 23, February 27, March 26, April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24

To register for a pick-up, call Lifeline at 2-1-1 or the Council on Aging at 440-205-8111. Participants can call Laketran at 440-354-6100 to arrange a ride to pick up your produce.

The program is a collaboration between Laketran, Lake County Commissioners Senior Services, Lake County Council on Aging, Lifeline and the Greater Cleveland Foodbank. The agencies work together to secure food donations and each play a role in taking reservations, managing volunteers and distributing the food.

The Lake County Mobile Food Pantry is a retrofitted 12-passenger Dial-a-Ride bus operated by Laketran. With its traditional passenger seating replaced with shelving, the retired bus is now providing fresh produce to thousands of Lake County seniors.